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This easy walking track takes you from the campground to Wentworth Falls. The track follows an easy grade alongside the Wentworth River, with two bridged crossings, before climbing to a good view of the falls.
The falls are in two drops of about 20 metres each. Continue along a steeper section of the track to a basin at the top of the falls.
Access is also possible across the main range to Maratoto Road (5 hours) but this is recommended for experienced trampers only.
An alternative short walk starts at the concrete ford at the end of Wentworth Valley Road and passes through regenerating forest beside the river. There are two mine shafts visible from the track before it drops down to the the stream opposite the picnic area (30 min). Carefully assess before wading the stream
Time: 2 hours return Tip: There is a campground at the start of the track for those wanting to overnight in this beautiful valley.
Directions: From Whangamata township drive south on SH25 for 2.5km. Turn right off the highway onto Wentworth Valley Road. The track starts at the road end.